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Model-driven and Low-code Development for Event-based Systems

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5:00 pm - 5:05 pm: Online Networking
5:05 pm - 5:50 pm: Bobby Calderwood, Founder, Evident Systems LLC
5:50 pm - 6:00 pm: Q&A with Bobby Calderwood

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Speaker Bio:
Bobby is the founder of Evident Systems, which helps banks and credit unions put FinTech innovations into operations to delight their customers. Bobby's been writing web employment and distributed systems with Clojure and ClojureScript since 2010.

It's a dream as old as business computing: the ability to create a graphical model and then to deploy it as a working information system. Many attempts to realize this dream have come and gone with varying degrees of success, from visual programming languages like Visual Basic and Scratch to business workflow systems like BPMN and its proprietary commercial variants, to engineering-focused systems like UML.

But let's face it: most low-code and model-based application development tools fall far short of the needs of modern software development teams. At best, they're useful for rapidly testing ideas and creating prototypes. At worst, they're used by "citizen coders" to cynically circumvent good engineering practices, with IT operations left holding the bag of operating, securing, and scaling black-box applications that cut against modern DevSecOps practices.

Event-driven application architecture, enabled by infrastructures like Kafka and its ecosystem, has the potential to dramatically advance toward the age-old, model-driven, and low-code dream. But what would an event-centric and developer-friendly low-code look like?

This talk will outline strategies for low-code and model-driven development based on Event Modeling. We'll explore how event-driven application architecture provides a simple yet robust framework for generating DevSecOps-friendly code for the UI, for the web services layer, and for event processing.


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